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‘Starter Wives Confidential’ Canceled By TLC

TLC cancels Starter Wives Confidential

Starter Wives Confidential, a reality show that followed the ex girlfriends and wives of celebrities, has been canceled by TLC.

The reality-documentary series premiered on January 29, 2013 and received only 678,000 viewers. The second episode drew a paltry 399,000 viewers, and the third episode did slightly better with 421,000 viewers. TLC decided to cancel the series after three episodes because of these low ratings. However, according to TMZ, it didn’t help matters that there were a number of outside problems surrounding the show.

50 Cent, whose ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins was one of the seven cast members, bragged that he was the reason the show was pulled from TLC. Monday, 50 tweeted, “I want to apologize to cast of Starter Wives for having the show pulled off the net work.i sincerely hope you find work.” He went on to say, “The show was trash, angry ex girls that have a sense of entitlement that cant be met. Come on, I didn’t like it so its off.”

Monica Joseph-Taylor, whose divorce with Funkmaster Flex is pending, was confused by the show’s cancellation, writing on her blog, “Is it ratings? Is it a change in network direction…or all the outside drama?!”

TLC cleared up the confusion quickly, writing to the cast members:

“Unfortunately, due to the low ratings, the remaining episodes will not air on TLC, but will be viewable on TLC.com. The decision by TLC isn’t personal, although I know it is to you all, and for that we are very sorry. You ladies gave your all to the show and everyone at TLC is very disappointed that the viewers didn’t take this ride with us.”

Did Starter Wives Confidential deserve to get canceled? Or should TLC have waited to see if the ratings improved?

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